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Fill-the-Boot campaign coming to Black Diamond

Teams of local Fire Fighters will be at 216th Ave SE & SE Covington-Sawyer Rd in Black Diamond on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with boots in hand, as they kick off their annual Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Last year, the International Association of Fire Fighters raised nearly $28 million for MDA, making the grand total for the 57-year tradition more than $455 million.

Proceeds raised during the street-side campaign will help support MDA’s local services and research programs, including a week long summer camp for kids, support groups, and local clinics.  MDA is a volunteer health agency working to defeat more than 40 forms of Muscular Dystrophy, including ALS and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education.  MDA maintains clinics for area adults and children affected by neuromuscular diseases at Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center.

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